Office 365 Availability Cited As Huge Selling Point

On one of Microsoft’s blogs on Thursday, Office 365 and the availability of its services for individuals and companies were cited. In the report, the uptime of Office 365 for users was given high marks from the company and current customers.

The report on the Office blog shows that Office 365 was launched two years ago, and with it, the service has had remarkable uptime for its customers. With a huge investment in infrastructure and the technology, it gives users more and more reasons to use the Office 365 platform.


Uptime Over 99%

The Office blog post by Microsoft shows that worldwide, the uptime for Office 365 for the past four quarters, dating back to July 2012 to June 2013 has been 99.98%, 99.97%, 99.94%, and 99.97% respectively. This remarkable uptime for the service ensures that users can access the service at any time, at any hour, and from anywhere.

Uptime number includes all services

Microsoft was sure in its post to cite that the uptime numbers include Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office Web Apps. As customers use all of these services together, Microsoft was sure to include them all in their uptime calculations. Although the numbers showed a high number of uptime for the service, the calculations only included business, education, and government services, and not consumer services in the calculation.

Principles of reliability for Office 365

Microsoft was sure to point out a number of factors which keep Office 365 going. Those include redundancy, resiliency, distributed services, monitoring, simplification, and finally human back-up. Together, all of these principles installed by Microsoft and Office 365 give the platform top marks for uptime with its customers worldwide.

The report goes on to state that Office 365 is a learning curve for the company, and they are constantly making changes to make sure that they are learning from Office 365, and adapting changes for it. The product is available worldwide, and the demand for users to use Office 365 grows by the day, so Microsoft must keep it up, make it affordable, and give it reliability and uptime that both customers and businesses can use at almost anytime.

Published: Monday, August 12th, 2013 Last Modified: October 23, 2013

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